Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Light Posting and Some Personal Observations

Just a note to anybody out there who still reads this rag of mine. Posting will be a bit light for the rest of the week. I am...how shall I put it....digesting a lot of information right now. I have to do this every now and then...sort of re-charge my brain and re-focus. You see, I get bored very easily, and not very much excites me. I've been like that all my life. It's not an ADHD thing; just the opposite, in fact. I immerse myself completely in whatever it is that interests me, and once I get a handle on some subject or task I have to move on to another challenge or at least take a break to re-group and return with a fresh perspective.

PhotobucketSo, for instance, in the current political scene with OBAMACAIN '08 I am temporarily burned out. I've had enough of Palin-gate. I think she's a breath of fresh air for the GOP, but I can't fawn all over her like the rest of the conservative blogosphere. I think it's just disingenuous of them to jump on the bandwagon, saying how great she is, like they have known her since high school or something - all in an attempt to circle the wagons in order to fend off the scumbag liberal media and the rest of their fellow travelers on the left who attack her character and know equally little to nothing about the woman. Sarah Palin is a big girl, and she's playing in the big leagues. I don't think she's gone into this with her eyes shut, and I think she knows what to expect. She'll defend herself as she sees fit, and if she can't fend off the leftist barbarians then now is the time to find out; not later.

On the financial crisis - there is enough blood on hands from both sides of the aisle to spread around. Clearly, anybody who has a brain and leaves their partisan politics at the door should be able to see from the evidence out there that this is the result of poor lending practices forced onto lending institutions by MOSTLY Democrats like Chuck Schumer and Barney Frank and other liberals who sought to exploit for their own financial gain the socio-economically disenfranchised. It was affirmative action run amok - again. It began way before George Bush ever arrived on the scene. Bush had nothing to do with it, but the Bushitler types will make it a Bush problem; that is what they do.

So, rather than look for stories that I can beat like a dead horse, I'll take a break and just watch. When I have to try at this it's no good. Like Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" Callahan said in Magnum Force, "A man's got to know his limitations." And I know mine. I'm reading a light fiction novel that is pure entertainment and escapism; nothing "heady." I'll pick up the guitar and re-familiarize myself with some songs I've forgotten, break a few lap records on my old PS2/Gran Tourismo 3, and do a few things around the house. I'm also working on a global warming piece that I hope to have ready in a week or so. I've also got another music video that's in the concept stage right now.

In the meantime, keep up with the current day to day stuff by checking out some of the links in the blogroll. One in particular is Dissectng Leftism; fascinating stuff and well written. The blog's author, John Ray, wrote a long essay that details the link between leftism and fascism, debunking the myth that fascism is a "right wing" thing. Here's a taste that lays out the general thesis:
...the connection of Fascism to Leftism is quite seamless. Its origins were in the intellectuals of the 19th century German Left, it was developed and made politically influential by the American Left around the beginning of the 20th century and it reached its full implementation in the hands of one section of the European Left in the 1920s and 1930's -- i.e. Hitler & Mussolini. And both Hitler and Mussolini campaigned as socialists and never ceased advocating socialism...
Like I mentioned, this is a long read, but I strongly urge anybody who really wants to understand the origins of fascism in America and abroad to read the entire piece. It is worth it.

Check back often; I should be back in a few days.

Cheers,

Joe

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6 Comments:

Blogger Oldcatman said...

Don't I know all about BLOG
BOREDOM!!!!!!!

I the boredom blues right now--plus having to MOVE
is adding stress to my situation---it blocks my creativity.

I may do a post today.....

1:46 AM GMT+12  
Blogger Drew D. said...

Thanks for directing me to the Dissecting Leftism blog Joe, it's very well written and well thought out. I love to see another fighting the good fight and standing in the face of the impending socialist revolution. Take care.

7:01 AM GMT+12  
Blogger BobF said...

You can still post your Global Warming pictures...:)

12:08 PM GMT+12  
Blogger Joe Ramen said...

OCM, good luck with the move. I was going to ask if that was still going through. I guess it is. I think it sucks; I know how much you LOVE the farm.

Glad you like that site. There is a lot to learn from him, and check out his other sites, too. John runs about a dozen or so.

Bob, you dirty old man!

Done! :D

6:36 PM GMT+12  
Blogger Joe Ramen said...

Drew, glad you like that site. There is a lot to learn from him, and check out his other sites, too. John runs about a dozen or so.

6:37 PM GMT+12  
Blogger Oldcatman said...

I have a 101408 city council agenda spot to ask for an exemption to the "no farm animals" ordinance.

If an ordinance/law doesn't have some logic/common sense/compassion in it, it is
no better than a dictate......

2:45 AM GMT+12  

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